For the 2005 model year, the Ford Super Duty trucks received a series of subtle yet impactful updates to both their exterior and interior designs. Externally, the vehicles showcased a new grille inspired by the Ford Mighty F-350 Tonka concept, alongside updated front bumpers and headlights. Additionally, a locking tailgate feature was introduced across all pickup models. Beneath the exterior, the trucks featured enhanced Triton gasoline engines with increased output and larger alternators to support this enhanced power. Consequently, the vehicles were equipped with four-wheel disc brakes featuring two-piston calipers to handle the additional power effectively. To accommodate these larger brakes, 17-inch wheels were made standard, with an option to upgrade to 18-inch on single rear-wheel trucks, and forged Alcoa wheels were available as an optional feature. The longstanding Twin I-Beam front suspension system continued to be utilized in two-wheel drive models. Internally, several modifications were implemented to enhance functionality for users. These included the addition of a driver-side glove compartment and the option for dashboard-mounted auxiliary switches. These switches are particularly beneficial for owners who install external equipment such as snowplows, winches, and auxiliary lights, providing a tailored design for user-specific needs. Furthermore, for those who frequently tow, Ford introduced the TowCommand system—a trailer brake controller integrated into the dashboard. This system is designed to seamlessly connect with the vehicle’s ABS and engine computer directly from the factory, offering a streamlined and efficient towing experience.